PULL BACK THE CURTAIN- A GREAT INSIDE LOOK AT RADIO SHOWS
Do you ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes of a radio show? Something is said or you may of heard a comment but can't tell what just happened. Well, hopefully some of your questions will be answered here.
There are a lot of moving parts of a radio show. The control board as seen below has many pods and buttons that need to be managed depending on who is talking or what sound bites are being used.
If a pre-recorded interview is being played, different pods will need to be adjusted. This board is set with four different microphones (the four pods on the left) and are adjusted constantly depending on how loud or quite the speaker is.
There is also the main computer that holds all of the music, commercials and other programs aired during the show.
The computer on the left controls the programs on the show, while the computer on the right handles the live portion. DO NOT use the wrong mouse or keyboard, otherwise.... well, let's just say things can go wrong.
For the morning shows at Central Montana Radio Network, the day starts early. On air personalities start showing up at 3:30 a.m. and almost everyone is in the building and working by 5:30 a.m. The personalities that have shows later in the day start arriving around 7:15. In other words, it does not matter if it is day light savings time or not, it is dark when we start work each day.
The most light we get in the morning is from the moon as you can see above.
Everyone has a spot and a computer to do our job. We spend several hours each day preparing for the show and of course, several hours doing the show.
Where Randy sits during the KMON Morning Show.
There are several on air personalities that you will hear on many of the different stations at the Central Montana Radio Network. All of the stations are part of Townsquare Media and utilize information from around the country.
Here are some of the studios in the building.
Max Country 94.5- You can hear JD Nite and Bejay every morning. Can you guess the morning mind bender?
You can't go wrong with Big Stack 103.9- Rocking The Falls
KOOL 92.9 Montana's Classic Hits and Oldies and home to CMR Sports
560 KMON Classic Country, tune in every morning to hear the morning show with Pat & Randy and Baker Bob. This is also the home to Class C Sports.
99.9 Big Sky Sports up to date National Sports Coverage as well as home to Great Falls High Sports
the River 97.9 Great Falls Variety Mix
107.5 the Peak Montana's Rock Alternative.
It doesn't matter what station you follow, there are a lot of things going on each and every day to bring the best music, entertainment as well as news and weather.
So tune in and hear your favorite DJ, Tammie Toren, Nick Northern, Big Billy, Jason Laird, David Lee and many more. ALSO- go to the respective website and download the App, you might have a chance to win some money down the road. Thank you for listening!
If you have a story idea or something you want to learn more about, give Randy a call at 406-788-3003 or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org